Friday, May 13, 2011

Hiding in the Book of Matthew

Heaven knows I love a parable. Recently, I was glancing over Matthew, Chapter 13, wherein lies a number of them, including the wheat and the tares, the grain of mustard seed,  the treasure hidden in the field, and the pearl of great price.

Read with me, the final few verses of this chapter:

53  And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.
54  And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
55  Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
56  And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
57  And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
58  And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
(Can you tell I wanted to bring special attention to that final verse? I was going to share my thoughts on this here, but instead, I'll let you ponder on those words, and draw your own conclusions.)


1 comment:

Aly said...

Love the parables and the lessons taught, now I could only apply all of them to my life!